Report: Nets, Warriors Agree To Sign-And-Trade Involving D'Angelo Russell

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July 01, 2019 - 12:03 am
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UPDATE (July 1, 1:01 p.m.): ESPN reports the Nets will receive a protected future first-round pick from Golden State. 


The Brooklyn Nets wasted no time finding a new home for D'Angelo Russell.

Hours after landing Kevin Durant and reportedly Kyrie Irving in free agency, the Nets agreed to a sign-and-trade deal that will send Russell, who became suddenly expendable in Brooklyn, to the Golden State Warriors, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday night.

The 23-year-old point guard will sign a four-year, $117 million maximum contract with the Warriors, the report said.

It was not immediately clear what Brooklyn is getting back in the deal, but The Athletic's Shams Charania reported that the Nets were discussing sending guards Treveon Graham and Shabazz Napier to the Warriors.

 

Russell enjoyed a breakout, All-Star season in 2018-19, averaging 21.1 points and 7.0 rebounds while leading the Nets to their first playoff appearance in four years. 

To help clear cap space, the Warriors will also trade Andre Iguodala and a protected first-round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies, ESPN reported.